College of Staten Island

Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

Doctoral Programs

The College participates in several doctoral programs with the CUNY Graduate School and University Center. Please consult the Graduate Center Catalog for complete information on admissions and programs.

Doctoral Program in Biology (Neuroscience)

The College participates with the Graduate School and University Center, and in cooperation with the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities, in offering a PhD program in Biology with a subspecialty in Neuroscience. The program is designed to give the student advanced knowledge in physiology with emphasis on neurobiology and neurochemistry. State-of-the-art neuroscience laboratories equipped with facilities for neuronal cell cultures, cell imaging microscopy, bioenzymatic analyses, protein purification, gene cloning, electrophysiology, and other advanced research procedures provide the setting for graduate training and doctoral dissertation research. Research emphasis is on neuronal development, synaptic plasticity, and molecular mechanisms underlying learning, memory, and developmental disabilities. Students are admitted to the program by the Graduate School and University Center (365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016; 212.817.7470; email: admissions@gc.cuny.edu; www.gc.cuny.edu) and are advised to consult Dr. Probal Banerjee (CSI) at probal.baneerjee@csi.cuny.edu, 718982.3938 or Dr. Andrzej Wieraszko (CSI) at andrzej.wieraszko@csi.cuny.edu, 718.982.3941.

Doctoral Program in Computer Science

The College participates in the CUNY Graduate School and University Center’s PhD program in Computer Science. Students wishing to specialize in the areas of artificial intelligence and data mining, multimedia and image processing, software engineering, management information systems, networks, telecommunications, or related areas may do much of their coursework and research at the College of Staten Island. Students are admitted to the program by the Graduate School and University Center (365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016; 212.817.7470; email: admissions@gc.cuny.edu; www.gc.cuny.edu) and are advised to consult Dr. Anatoliy Gordonov, Department of Computer Science at CSI (718.982.2852; email gordonov@mail.csi.cuny.edu).

Doctoral Program in Physics

The College of Staten Island is an active participant in the CUNY Doctoral program in Physics. Students in this program are admitted through the Graduate School and University Center (365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016; 212.817.7470; email: admissions@gc.cuny.edu; www.gc.cuny.edu) under the auspices of the College. Courses are taken at the Graduate Center together with students associated with other participating CUNY colleges. Dissertation research is done at CSI. The department has a well-equipped laser and photonics laboratory. Current research interests include experimental and theoretical optics, condensed matter physics, quantum systems, particle physics, polymer physics, material science, and astrophysics. Students interested in the program are advised to consult Professor William Schreiber, Department of Engineering Science and Physics at CSI (718.982.2810; email: schreiber-w@mail.csi.cuny.edu).

Doctoral Program in Polymer Chemistry

The College participates with the Graduate School and University Center in offering a PhD program in Polymer Chemistry. Interested students may also study for the master’s degree while in the doctoral program. The program is designed to give the student a broad background in chemistry along with an interdisciplinary approach to polymer science. Emphasis is placed on the relationship between the synthesis, structure, properties, and utilization of natural and synthetic polymers. Students are admitted to the program by the Graduate School and University Center (365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016; 212.817.7470; email: admissions@gc.cuny.edu; www.gc.cuny.edu) and are advised to consult Dr. Nan-Loh Yang, Department of Chemistry at CSI (718.982.5873; email: yang-n@mail.csi.cuny.edu).

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Graduate Catalog 2013-2014

Message from the President

About the College

Admissions

Registrar

Tuition and Fees

Financial Aid

Academic Policies and Procedures

Academic Services/Student Services

Graduate Degrees and Certificate Programs

Doctoral Degree Programs

Graduate Programs, Disciplines, and Course Offerings

Master of Science in Accounting (MS)

Autism Spectrum Disorders Advanced Certificate

Master of Science in Biology (MS)

Master of Science in Business Management (MS)

Master of Arts in Cinema and Media Studies (MA)

Master of Science in Computer Science (MS)

Graduate Programs in Education

Master of Arts in English (MA)

Master of Science in Environmental Science (MS)

Master of Arts in History (MA)

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MA)

Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling (MA)

Master of Science in Neuroscience, Mental Retardation, and Developmental Disabilities (MS)

Graduate Programs in Nursing

Master of Science Degree Programs

Advanced Certificate Programs

Nursing Courses

Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)

Topics Courses and Independent Study

Graduate Courses in Selected Disciplines

American Studies Courses

Art Courses

Biology Courses

Computer Science Courses

Dramatic Arts Courses

Environmental Science Courses

Geography Courses

History Courses

Mathematics Courses

Political Science Courses

Science Courses

Appendix

Travel Information

Index